Four local high school students will represent Lynches River Electric Cooperative in the nation’s capital this summer as part of the Washington Youth Tour.
Sawyer Becker from Cheraw High, Daiveon Glover from Chesterfield High, and Clara Grace Branham and Olivia Ritchie from North Central High were selected to participate in the all-expenses-paid trip June 18-23. Traveling with over 70 South Carolina students, the students will join more than 1,500 students from across the country in Washington, D.C. While there, the students will visit Capitol Hill, meet with South Carolina lawmakers, and tour historical sites.
“For the past two years, the tour was a virtual experience due to COVID so we are excited the students will have the opportunity to visit Washington this summer,” says David Sides, vice president of marketing and economic development. “This in-person experience will be one these students will never forget.”
In addition to the Washington Youth Tour, Glover and Ritchie will also attend the Cooperative Youth Summit in Columbia July 11-14. These students will tour the Statehouse, learn how South Carolina’s electric co-ops are preparing for the state’s energy future, and enjoy popular Columbia attractions.
“We are committed to providing thought-provoking experiences for the students that live and attend schools in our service area,” says LREC President & CEO Brian Broughton. “It is an honor for these students to be selected.”